Ground Beef and Peppers Skillet

A Ground Beef and Peppers Skillet is a quick and easy dish that’s flavorful and versatile. Here’s a simple recipe for you:


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)


  1. Cook Ground Beef:
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
  1. Add Vegetables:
  • Add sliced onions and bell peppers to the skillet. Cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened.
  1. Season:
  • Stir in minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, allowing the spices to become fragrant.
  1. Add Diced Tomatoes:
  • Pour in the can of diced tomatoes with their juices. Stir well to combine.
  1. Simmer:
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  1. Adjust Seasoning:
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. If you prefer more heat, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the ground beef and peppers over cooked rice if desired.
  1. Garnish (Optional):
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, and top with shredded cheese if you like.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Ground Beef and Peppers Skillet!

This versatile dish is excellent on its own, but you can also customize it by serving it with tortillas, over pasta, or with your favorite side. It’s a simple and satisfying meal that comes together quickly.

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